Bank of Ireland staff raised €41,432 for charitable causes in Wicklow in 2018 through the bank’s flagship charity and community initiative, Give Together. The charity programme gives Bank of Ireland colleagues throughout Ireland the chance to lend support to their chosen charities or causes through fundraising and volunteering.
In total, just over €1.45 million was raised by bank colleagues across the country.
Bank of Ireland also supported three flagship charities in 2018 – Age Action, the Irish Heart Foundation and the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation. Some of this activity included:
- Age Action’s ‘Positive Ageing Week’, which saw 255 events taking place across the country including 13 in Wicklow.
- The Irish Heart Foundation’s ‘CRP 4 Schools’ programme, bringing lifesaving CPR training to 405 schools over the next two years including 11 schools to date in Wicklow.
- Delivering over 20,000 nursing hours for 333 Jack & Jill families throughout the country, including 10 families in Wicklow.
Maria Coleman, Head of Bank of Ireland County Wicklow said:
“Bank of Ireland is deeply connected across the whole county of Wicklow through its customers, branch networks, staff and community engagement programmes. It is significant that through the combined efforts of our colleagues and Give Together support over €1.45m has been raised for charitable organisations and that many community groups and initiatives in Wicklow have been supported.
I am especially proud of the support we gave to our flagship charities. These three charities make a tangible difference to lives in Ireland every day and with Bank of Ireland’s support we are enabling every community in the country to thrive.”